Your friends will ask you, "What are you doing? Your face looks great!"
Did your tattoo seem attractive in your 20s but not so attractive today? Or is your tattoo a permanent reminder of what was just a temporary feeling? If so, you are not alone! That change of heart, or feeling of regret, is the #1 reason why people seek tattoo removal.
Fortunately, de-inking has progressed from a time-consuming process to a much faster and more effective method. Finally, that unforgettable tattoo can become forgotten with the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology available in the market — enlighten™.
The diverse range of colors and particle sizes found in tattoos makes their removal a formidable challenge. Ink particles come in countless formulations and sizes, and tattoos come in many different colors. In order to treat them effectively, multiple wavelengths must be-utilized to target specific colors at various depths and specificpulse durations to address the ink density and size. Thanks to the revolutionary technological advancements of the enlighten system, the de-inking process is fast, safe, and effective.
Enlighten features longer (2 nanoseconds) and shorter (750/660 picoseconds) pulse durations in one system – the only laser system in its class to do so. This functionality enables efficient, effective tattoo removal based on ink density, and treatment of benign epidermal and dermal lesions with therapeutic influence delivered at every spot-size.
How is the Enlighten different from other laser tattoo removal options?
Enlighten features extremely short and high power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.
How many sessions are required to see results?
The total number of treatments vary depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. You should be prepared for multiple treatment sessions, and your provider can give you a better idea of the total number of treatments needed during your consultation and once your treatments begin.
Why are multiple sessions required?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, size and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with your enlighten provider to determine if enlighten is right for you.
How painful is tattoo removal with a laser?
Let’s face it, you got the tattoo, you are probably the kind of person that can handle the discomfort. Most people compare it to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. If you want numbing cream or local anesthesia, it is available.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
What kind of downtime is there?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.